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Multi-Forum Single User Sign-on Interface

joshua.farrell

New Member
Might be a bit of a stretch to create something like this, but there have been quite a few people over the last few years that would love to have an addon that allows you to connect 2 or more XenForo Installations together, via a "Single Sign On" method, where the basic needs of it, is to allow users to sign into multiple forums, without the need to register multiple times to do so.

The people I have seen that want to be able to share their login details across multiple forums, have had to use other integration options that just make it more difficult to properly do; example being the wordpress integration. That is a highly inefficient method of sharing the user information between forums, as it requires the user to have to first share or register their information with wordpress first, before allowing them to switch over to the second forum linked to it.

Wouldn't need to be fancy, but the basics that it would need to share, is the username, email and password. At a future date, or if you think it would be worth it too, is to include options to share other items between each forum, like group selections if wanted; which can also potentially do a shared user upgrade option between forums that have the option to share user groups between 2 or more forums.
 

Clement

Freaky Coder
Staff member
Would both installation be owned by the same administrator ?

By single-sign-on, does it mean that if I connect to forum A and go to forum B, I should stay connected ?
 

joshua.farrell

New Member
Theoretically it should be owned by the same administrator. Yes, single sign on means that if you connect forum A and forum B together with the function, your account will stay logged in / connected between the two forums.

And if it is setup to allow it, it would also allow your users to stay logged in between the two or more forums connected.
 

Clement

Freaky Coder
Staff member
Yeah that's where the problem is.
Considering user sessions are in cookies, it would maybe only be possible if the forums were in the same domain, i.e. subdomains.
 

Clement

Freaky Coder
Staff member
But there are maybe other solutions, I'll think about it as it's indeed not such a bad idea.
 

Questlot

New Member
Please have you been able to create the multi forum login, i also need same addon including a multisite addon.
 
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